The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future (Princeton Science Library)

3,98 valoración promedio
( 123 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780691160832: The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future (Princeton Science Library)

In the 1990s Richard B. Alley and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years. In The Two-Mile Time Machine, Alley tells the fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. He explains that humans have experienced an unusually temperate climate compared to the wild fluctuations that characterized most of prehistory. He warns that our comfortable environment could come to an end in a matter of years and tells us what we need to know in order to understand and perhaps overcome climate changes in the future.

In a new preface, the author weighs in on whether our understanding of global climate change has altered in the years since the book was first published, what the latest research tells us, and what he is working on next.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

From the Back Cover:

"The Two-Mile Time Machine takes a story that has been much discussed in the press and revitalizes it with the author's infectious enthusiasm and with background information on the history of ice core drilling. It provides an excellent survey for the general reader and those interested in the history of scientific exploration and issues related to science and society."--Thomas J. Crowley, Texas A & M University

"Richard Alley takes the reader from the rationale for the study of ice sheets to the story of how ice cores are recovered and how we read the climate and environment of the past recorded therein. He does a good job putting his message on the human time scale and makes his information accessible to the general reader."--Lonnie G. Thompson, The Ohio State University

About the Author:

Richard B. Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. The author of more than 240 scientific papers, he was also the host of the PBS miniseries Earth: The Operators' Manual.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Richard B. Alley
Editorial: Princeton University Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 069116083X ISBN 13: 9780691160832
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Updated edition with a New Preface. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In the 1990s Richard B. Alley and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years. In The Two-Mile Time Machine, Alley tells the fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. He explains that humans have experienced an unusually temperate climate compared to the wild fluctuations that characterized most of prehistory. He warns that our comfortable environment could come to an end in a matter of years and tells us what we need to know in order to understand and perhaps overcome climate changes in the future.In a new preface, the author weighs in on whether our understanding of global climate change has altered in the years since the book was first published, what the latest research tells us, and what he is working on next. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780691160832

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,53
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Richard B. Alley
ISBN 10: 069116083X ISBN 13: 9780691160832
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 21446987-n

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,54
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,25
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Richard B. Alley
Editorial: Princeton University Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 069116083X ISBN 13: 9780691160832
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Updated edition with a New Preface. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the 1990s Richard B. Alley and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years. In The Two-Mile Time Machine, Alley tells the fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. He explains that humans have experienced an unusually temperate climate compared to the wild fluctuations that characterized most of prehistory. He warns that our comfortable environment could come to an end in a matter of years and tells us what we need to know in order to understand and perhaps overcome climate changes in the future.In a new preface, the author weighs in on whether our understanding of global climate change has altered in the years since the book was first published, what the latest research tells us, and what he is working on next. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780691160832

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,96
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Richard B. Alley
Editorial: Princeton University Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 069116083X ISBN 13: 9780691160832
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Updated edition with a New Preface. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the 1990s Richard B. Alley and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years. In The Two-Mile Time Machine, Alley tells the fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. He explains that humans have experienced an unusually temperate climate compared to the wild fluctuations that characterized most of prehistory. He warns that our comfortable environment could come to an end in a matter of years and tells us what we need to know in order to understand and perhaps overcome climate changes in the future.In a new preface, the author weighs in on whether our understanding of global climate change has altered in the years since the book was first published, what the latest research tells us, and what he is working on next. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780691160832

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,96
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Richard B. Alley
ISBN 10: 069116083X ISBN 13: 9780691160832
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97806911608320000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,83
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Richard Alley
Editorial: Princeton University Press 2014-10-03, Princeton (2014)
ISBN 10: 069116083X ISBN 13: 9780691160832
Nuevos paperback Cantidad: 5
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press 2014-10-03, Princeton, 2014. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780691160832

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,35
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Alley, Richard B.
Editorial: Princeton University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 069116083X ISBN 13: 9780691160832
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 2
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, 2014. Estado de conservación: New. Series: Princeton Science Library. Num Pages: 248 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1MTNG; RNPG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 141 x 215 x 19. Weight in Grams: 242. . 2014. Updated edition with a New Preface. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780691160832

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Alley, Richard B.
Editorial: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 069116083X ISBN 13: 9780691160832
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 2
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press. Estado de conservación: New. Series: Princeton Science Library. Num Pages: 248 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1MTNG; RNPG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 141 x 215 x 19. Weight in Grams: 242. . 2014. Updated edition with a New Preface. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780691160832

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,26
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Richard B. Alley
Editorial: Princeton University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 069116083X ISBN 13: 9780691160832
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, 2014. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería EH9780691160832

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,37
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Richard B. Alley
ISBN 10: 069116083X ISBN 13: 9780691160832
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST069116083X. Nº de ref. de la librería ST069116083X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda